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War of 1812 Pay Rolls and Muster Rolls Index

Index of approximately 40,000 Virginia Militia soldiers

Order Copies

You can order copies of the records listed in this index. The Library will provide copies from the following published sources:

  • Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851)
  • Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852)

Due to the fragility of the original records, these published sources are considered the official record of Virginia Militia War of 1812 military service.

When available, the Library provides copies of additional relevant information from two additional published sources:

  • Stuart L. Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, GA: 2011)
  • Virgil D. White, Index to War of 1812 Pension Files (Waynesboro, TN: 1989)

To place an order call Library Reference Services at (804) 692-3777. You can also order by mail

Microfilm copies of Pay Rolls and Muster Rolls are also available to borrow through your local library’s interlibrary loan service.

See Online Sources for online access options.